Devil May Cry 5

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by Blade-Runner, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    no time for this now with Sekiro right around the corner...that will consume my gaming life...still haven't played Metro: Exodus either...
     
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    Jim Sterling rates this in spite of the microtransactions....can't be too bad then.

     
  3. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    I literally just posted that 2 posts earlier. :D

    But yeah, sounds like a good game.
     
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  4. Blade-Runner

    Blade-Runner 2[H]4U

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    Doh, didn't notice the recent posts on the first page of the thread.
     
  5. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    I'm loving it so far. Graphics and sound are great, controls are tight, tons of polish, and in runs great.
    Capcom might be the best multiplatform developer out there right now. PC versions always get special attention and look/run really well.
     
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  6. TwistedMetalGear

    TwistedMetalGear [H]ard|Gawd

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    Is it just me or do camera controls suck? I'm playing with a controller and it seems there's no option to match vertical sensitivity with horizontal sensitivity. So the game has this weird locked to the horizontal axis feel. I put vertical sensitivity all the way up which helps, but it's still not as fast as horizontal sensitivity.
     
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  7. Motley

    Motley 2[H]4U

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    Are you guys playing this with PS4/Xbox controllers, or using the keyboard mouse?
     
  8. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    no, From Software takes that prize
     
  9. harmattan

    harmattan [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's ok... I'm not a huge fan of this type of battle-fight game, so may not be the best judge, however. Fun in 5 -minute stints to whack a few demons, but gets old quick.

    Like the Metal Gear games, the dialogue and character design is a god-awful cringe fest. Do yourself a favor and skip the cut scenes.

    Got this game for free
     
  10. polonyc2

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  12. sleepybp

    sleepybp Limp Gawd

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    This game looks great.
    Itching to try this if someone wants to sell me their AMD game bundle ;)
     
  13. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    They've only made 3 games (not counting the remaster of the first DS) and one was a direct console port.
     
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  14. Derangel

    Derangel [H]ard as it Gets

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    You need to take off the fanboy goggles.
     
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    RAutrey [H]ard|Gawd

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    If you like hack and slash and don't mind a lot of cut scenes, you will like it. I am enjoying it. Graphics are great and it runs really well at 1440 75Hz on a Vega 64.
     
  16. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    Feels like this is one of those game that could probably pull 200+ FPS with the right hardware. It still looks really good, too.
    After playing so many games with the attacks mapped differently, I need to re-adjust to the control scheme, though. I keep trying to use the shoulder buttons whenever things get hectic.
     
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    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    Bah! Half the fun of the DMC series is the over the top outrageous cutscenes. The other half is the usually lightning fast timing perfect gameplay. Only topped by Bayonetta 1.

    Anywho, anyone wanting to squeeze a hair more performance out in the config file you can switch the rendered from DX11 to DX12. The performance increase is noticeable right from the title screen even.

    Odd thing with this game, it defaulted me to 4K for my resolution. Which honestly might be playable but I bumped down to my monitors 2560x1440 with everything maxed and damn does everything feel buttery smooth. Getting those exceed hits like it’s nothing.
     
  19. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    Pad, although I play just about everything short of Counter Strike with one. After so many games have started using Dark Souls style controls (shoulder button attacks), it takes a little adjustment to go back to using the face buttons. Otherwise I have no complaints. DMC basically invented this genre and control scheme going back 18 years.
     
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  20. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    What, you don't play on a 15" CRT anymore?
     
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  21. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    After putting some space between myself and Sekiro (which has polar opposite controls), I've come back to this game. Feels like any talk of it disappeared immediately.
    I'm 7 levels in at this point. I'd say it's okay. 80% of the time you're basically just slaughtering everything in sight and trying to avoid taking hits that can mess up your combos. In a typical 10-15 minute level, you'll probably get hit less than 5 times. Yet when you get to a boss, the game seems to think it's Dark Souls and things get pretty tough. They take tons and tons of hits and your hits seem to do no damage when the bosses are almost dead.
    Gameplay is completely linear thus far. It's reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden 2 where if there's a fork in the path, one route just leads to a dead end with an item.
    Performance is fantastic, though. The graphics are really good and even a modest system can pull 60fps with details cranked. I could probably pull 200fps if I had a monitor that could show it.
    The writing and acting are juvenile at best. Say what you will about DmC, but even it was more mature than this.
     
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    Yeah this game looks good might pick it up on the Steam summer sale.
     
  23. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    The further I get the more ridiculous this game gets. I don't remember this type of humor in the earlier games. It's corny to the point of being cringeworthy.
    The game is okay, but it's extremely repetitious. The surroundings change, but the battles are mostly the same. Nothing is really a challenge to kill you, enemies only attack to screw up your combo chain. They keep introducing new enemies, but they're 75% the same as the previous ones.

    I really liked the first two games along with 4 and DmC (I never played 3), and I think this is probably the weakest offering. It isn't awful or anything, but I don't know if I'd call it a good game either.

    EDIT: And things keep getting zanier. I'm on the final level, so I think I've seen most of it. I swear they must have let some drunk teens storyboard some of this stuff. There's nothing wrong with the overall story, but all of the characters and plot points resemble a John Waters fever dream.
     
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  24. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    Won the game last night. Seems there were actually several more levels after what I thought was the end. There are 20 levels in total, although the last one is basically a gimme. Levels 16-19 involve some pretty rough boss fights. If you're shooting for an A or S rank, that's a serious challenge. On the other hand, you can basically resurrect at will with red orbs or the somewhat rare gold orbs. I had almost 40 gold orbs and hadn't used any up to that point. I ended up just blowing through the last couple fights without a care. I still got B's after dying and just spamming the devil moves. Normal attacks barely do much of anything in the final battles, so that's kinda what you have to do.

    Overall I'd say the game is probably a 6 or maybe a 7 out of 10. It looks and plays great. It's mindless fun, but it's repetitious and the difficulty is really uneven. Levels = waste of time trying to built up giant combos. Bosses = challenging to the point of occasional Dark Souls type difficulty. There's a lot of thought that went into Dante's style and combo options, but there's rarely much point to most of it. You can get SSS combos with only a few different attacks and all the new moves in the world don't help much with the bosses. Then there's simply the ability to resurrect at will. Unless you're going for high scores, the whole game is a breeze if you just keep resurrecting. I went for all A and S ranks until level 16 and then just got bored.

    The less said about the characters and how they interact the better. It's like an 80's action movie that was written specifically for Cinemax.
     
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